India Ink: In Jaipur, a Strong Showing from Pakistan, Despite Calls for Boycott

Jan 25, 2013 Full story: FiveThirtyEight 7

The first day of the five-day festival featured the authors Jamil Ahmad, whose novel "The Wandering Falcon" was short listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011, M.A. Farooqi, whose novel "Between Clay and Dust" was long listed for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize and DSC Prize 2012, and Nadeem Aslam whose works "Season of the Rainbirds" and ... (more)

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#1 Jan 25, 2013
NEW DELHI: The long-standing hostility between India and Pakistan has extended to the Jaipur Literary Festival, with New Delhi refusing to allow two Pakistani diplomats from attending the event.

The two New Delhi-based Pakistani diplomats had sought permission from India’s External Affairs ministry to visit the historic city of Jaipur to attend a popular literary festival held there annually.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Friday that denial of permission did not specifically have anything to do with the festival but was a ”coincidence.”

Several noted Pakistani writers are participating in the five-day festival which brings together tens of thousands of literature enthusiasts and writers.

Indian officials say all diplomats need official approval from India’s External Affairs Ministry to travel out of New Delhi.

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#2 Jan 26, 2013
India not allowed Pakistani Diplomats to take part in Literary Festival - shame India Shame

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#4 Feb 1, 2013
Shameful attitude of India

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#6 Mar 12, 2013
mICHEAL wrote:
India not allowed Pakistani Diplomats to take part in Literary Festival - shame India Shame

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#7 Mar 12, 2013
it is shamefull


#8 Mar 12, 2013
is shameful, non?

Karachi, Pakistan

#9 Mar 12, 2013
We call it Literature only and festivals like these should be occur at any cost despite how much some people go against that

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